“I love the colours and shapes.”
“…with macro and plant photography I can just step outside into my garden and shoot some flowers with a cheap 50mm lens and produce personally satisfying and fulfilling images.”
I have to say that aperture experiments are addictive, as is focus stacking. Yes, I’ve discovered focus stacking.
“I never liked dahlias when I was studying horticulture at Royal Horticultural Society levels and learning all the plant names. I found them blousy and showy and over-the-top – not subtle in any way, unlike my favoured hardy geraniums.”
Macro photography is utterly addictive to me.
Here are a few captures from Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK from the weekend.
With the way the garden is changing so rapidly, with flowers blooming and fading within 24/48 hours, and the fact we’ve had some rain, I thought I’d capture the Bearded Iris while they’re in flower. I love the way raindrops on black Iris look like fat, juicy droplets of blood…